50 Squadron

This is the main page for the squadron or unit. More info will be added here as I get the time, but for now it's a "base" for establishing comms with other members of the same unit. You can post messages for other members of the same unit using the messages link above this blurb, and you can also search for other members of this unit. Once you find them, click on their name to send an email direct to them. Please note that this website doesn't "remember" your emails, they are sent direct from you to the recipient without sappers.co.uk getting in the way. That helps you get in touch quickly and it keeps everything simple and free. Have fun. Gordon

Bob Young sent me this - "Hello Gordon,A bit more info for you,50 Sqn were in Osnabruck for a number of years-I can't help with the actual dates but I went to them in 1960 and they had been there for some time then,I left in 1963 and I believe that they left Osnabruck not long after that.Incidently,28 Amphibious Regt.started life as 1 troop 50 Sqn.during the time I was there.Regards Bob"

 

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I was based in kenya in 1971 and i am trying to remember the name of the camp we built and a bridge we painted and deck . i was in 50 field squadron.
many thanks
james J

Lanet old raf base

Sorry that was 81

I served in 26 from October 1960 to 1963 tanks at first were Churchills then changed to Centurian tanks. The squadron was an Assault Squadron in war we would be "First in Last Out" the tanks were Flails, Bridgelayers, Arks and AVRE. In a war the tanks would clear minefields to allow the progress of our troops and blow bridges if in retreat so the enemy could not follow also make it difficult to progress with any vehicle.

Troop SSgt Dutch Holland, Troop Sgt Pete Vant, Troop Cpls Sam Sarfass and Ian Boyd, Troop Officer Lt Guy (splitpin) and for buck house 2lt Zimmerman (Big Carl) sorry scouse Morton but myself and graham (smudge) smith were first, its been along time since tick tock time.